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DAZN Studios launched to create original content for global distribution

Sports streaming service DAZN has announced it is set to launch DAZN Studios to enable it to create more original content for global distribution. DAZN is further investing in its global original production strategy with the launch of specialist content development arm DAZN Studios. The division will enhance the company’s ability to create development deals, […]  More

All roads lead to the cloud: Mediakind looks deep into the metaverse for its 2022 sports broadcasting predictions

By Chris Wilson, director market development, sports, MediaKind Sports broadcasters, content owners and operators are at a pivotal juncture in how they package, market and deliver their media services to fans. While traditional broadcast rights remain a primary revenue generator, the audience shift to streaming platforms is well underway. Nielsen reported in August 2021 that […]  More

Betting on growth: Stats Perform tackles the shifting expectations and behaviors of sports media in 2022

By Nancy Hensley, chief product and marketing officer, Stats Perform The burgeoning betting industry and increasing demand for data-driven storytelling have inspired game-changing strategies at the heart of the sports media sector in 2021. As we look ahead to 2022, there is plenty to suggest that such trends will continue to open up unprecedented engagement […]  More

The future is open: Caton Technology on harnessing IP for sports contribution

By Jason Ho, senior business development director, Caton Technology It has been hard to avoid the talk around IP circuits for contribution and remote production. It has long been seen as a goal, for all sorts of practical reasons. Personnel costs are at the top of the list; as well as saving travel and accommodation, […]  More

LaLiga and Movistar+ now able to react to pirated content with speed thanks to new court ruling

LaLiga and Movistar+ are now able to request the immediate blocking of pirated platforms that stream football content. A ruling from a Barcelona Commercial Court has established a weekly procedure for blocking pirated websites, with the cooperation of mobile operators Vodafone, Orange, MásMóvil (R, Telecable, Euskaltel), Digimóbil and Telefónica España. This will allow LaLiga and […]  More

BT Sport announces broadcast plans for 2022 Women’s Ashes

BT Sport has confirmed its plans for the 2022 edition of the Women’s Ashes, which gets underway at 7.45am on Thursday 20 January on BT Sport 1. Presenter Jules Breach and former England cricketers Lydia Greenway and Ebony Rainford-Brent will head up proceedings live from the BT Sport studio in London. The commentary team across […]  More

Cgates goes live with Synamedia to futureproof OTT growth for live sports streaming

Synamedia is working with Lithuanian telecom company, Cgates, to futureproof over the top (OTT) pay TV services, including live sports streaming. Cgates has gone live with Synamedia video network solutions across its pay TV services. These technologies will support live and time-shifted viewing on set top boxes and OTT, ensuring Cgates has the flexibility and […]  More

Deciphering the code: Imagine Communications welcomes the live production support engineer of the future

By Cassidy Philips, VP networking solutions architecture, Imagine Communications When I was asked to contribute a ‘what’s next for sports broadcast’ piece to SVG Europe a year ago, I concluded with a (somewhat) philosophical prediction for 2021: “The real advances will come from the human side of the workflow ― with bold choices by production […]  More